This week Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes released the first official trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the new reboot from producer Michael Bay director Jonathan Liebesman. The reaction from fans and the general public was mixed. Some people thought it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could’ve been (faint praise), while others received confirmation that the new movie isn’t going to be very good. Although the filmmakers have taken a darker approach to the Turtles, it still retains its goofy comedic edge. A new banner poster and TV spot gives people a closer and better look at the Heroes in a Half-Shell, while still adhering to the spirit of the trailer.
First up, the banner. All four Turtles are spread out and ready for action. There has been harsh criticism that the character design too ugly and look more like Shrek than the traditional Turtles. They all have they’re familiar colors, weapons, and personalities, which have been amped up for a newer generation of fans. The Turtles are also huge, so it’s going to be interesting to see how agile they are when they’re in action.